Staff Attorney

Vermont Legal Aid
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Location: Caledonia County, Chittenden County, Rutland County, Washington County, Windsor County,
About the Job

Vermont Legal Aid is continuing its search for full-time staff attorneys to work in various areas of its practice, including housing, disability, government benefits, discrimination, and disability law.

Responsibilities include interviewing clients, factual investigation and analysis, legal research when appropriate, preparation of legal documents, pleadings and motions, consultation and collaboration with other project attorneys, representation at hearings and trials, and systemic reform work as appropriate.

The position is remote until VLA changes its remote work policy; however, the position will eventually be based out of one of our offices located in Burlington, Montpelier, Rutland, St. Johnsbury, and Springfield. In-state travel in a personal vehicle required.

Starting salary is $57,500+, with additional salary credit given for relevant prior work experience. Four weeks paid vacation and retirement, as well as excellent health benefits. Attorney applicants must be licensed to practice law in Vermont or eligible for admission by waiver.

Application deadline is March 4th. Your application should include a cover letter and resume, bar status, writing sample, and at least three professional references with contact information, sent as a single PDF. Send your application by e-mail to with the subject line “Staff Attorney Feb 2022.” Please let us know how you heard about this position. See for additional information and job descriptions.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

We encourage applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, and welcome information about how your experience can contribute to serving our diverse client communities. Applicants are encouraged to share in their cover letter how they can further our goals of social justice and individual rights. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a discrimination-and-harassment-free workplace.

Wage or Salary
$57,500+ depending on experience